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Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Dispute resolution mechanisms under Vietnamese law and EVFTA Dispute resolution mechanisms under Vietnamese law and EVFTA
The legislative basis for mediation is noted to improve and countries, such as Vietnam, have pursued mediation reforms as a response to contemporary demands.
Vietnam unveils new non-performing loan toolkit Vietnam unveils new non-performing loan toolkit
As high non-performing loan (NPL) levels affect many credit institutions, particularly financially weak banks, authorities should step in to lead the system-wide response. This article dwells on major solutions to NPLs set forth in a recently approved scheme on banking system restructuring and NPL resolution.
New regulations on interest: a view from credit extension practice New regulations on interest: a view from credit extension practice
The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has recently issued some new regulations guiding lending activity of credit institutions and branches of foreign banks (credit institutions). These regulations have a significant effect on lending activity of credit institutions. Enacted to address the limitations of the precedent regulations, they also have some unclear points which might limit their effect. This article analyzes regulatory issues relevant to interests on loans of credit institutions.
Government and exporters team up to tackle IUU fishing Government and exporters team up to tackle IUU fishing
In response to Vietnam receiving a ‘yellow card’ from the European Union, indicating the union’s dissatisfaction with Vietnam’s efforts to fight illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, the National Assembly last week passed the revised Law on Fisheries.
Policies on transport infrastructure construction investment to be finalized Policies on transport infrastructure construction investment to be finalized
Deputy PM Trinh Dinh Dung has asked the Ministry of Transport to finalize transport infrastructure construction mechanisms and policies, particularly mechanisms for mobilizing capital from credit institutions for transport infrastructure development, and state budget-funded investment policies.
Workshop addresses difficulties in codification of investment regulations Workshop addresses difficulties in codification of investment regulations
The codification of regulations on business investment conditions has realized the spirit of freedom of enterprise enshrined in the 2013 Constitution but there remain difficulties in the process due to disperse regulations in specialized legal documents, heard a recent workshop in Hanoi.
Financing projects in industrial parks: what risks for banks? Financing projects in industrial parks: what risks for banks?
It is common now in practice to finance projects implemented in industrial parks and/or to take security over real estate located in those industrial parks. However, since the legal framework on lease of land in industrial parks remains complicated and has its limitations, such financing may turn risky for credit institutions in certain circumstances and at certain stages. This article tries to point out some of those risks.
Asset registration brought up for discussion Asset registration brought up for discussion
Regulations on asset registration remain disperse and lack consistency while the ownership registration requested for a number of assets have not yet been ruled, heard a workshop recently held by the Ministry of Justice in Lam Dong province.
Barriers for import export goods to be removed Barriers for import, export goods to be removed
Reducing the ratio of import goods subject to specialized inspection at the customs clearance stage and amending overlapping legal documents are among solutions to be proposed by the Ministry of Science and Technology to the Government to renew specialized inspection activities.
MoIT slashes 675 business and investment conditions MoIT slashes 675 business and investment conditions
The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) on September 20 decided to remove 675 out of 1,216 business and investment conditions under its management during 2017-18.

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